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PowerX Leadership Summit

Stage: Electrify

Date: 26-27 November 2024

Overview

This world class summit provides comprehensive insights into global industry trends presented by leaders and innovators across various sectors. 

The PowerX Leadership summit will explore the biggest opportunities and solutions on the global agenda for the electricity industry. Bringing to the stage discussions on regional and global power markets, pathways to supporting rapid development of vital infrastructure and how to best support international energy sustainability, the Leadership summit will provide insights from the most recognized leaders and innovators.

Key Topics

Benefits of Attending

  • Networking and regional exposure
  • Learn about integrated approaches
  • Develop winning financial strategies
  • Understand global perspectives
  • Access insights for better strategic planning

Conference Agenda

10:00

Opening Ceremony


10:25

Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremonies


10:30

Opening remarks by the Committee Chairperson


10:40

Keynote: Grid modernisation


11:05

Market trends in utility-scale battery storage


11:30

Energy efficiency and Demand-side Management


11:55

Resilience and disaster preparedness


12:20

Implementing a mature cybersecurity strategy to tackle the evolving cyber threat landscape


12:45

Networking Break


13:30

Panel discussion: Serving emerging loads and managing future power demand

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving electricity demand landscape
  • Understand how DSM programs and energy efficiency can contribute to managing future power demand.
  • Awareness of the key challenges in serving emerging loads and managing future power demand such as funding, regulatory barriers, and technology adoption

14:15

Fireside chat: Cross-sector collaboration


14:45

Panel discussion: Demand side engagement - customers as partners

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of demand-side engagement and its benefits for both utilities and customers.
  • Understand the significance of engaging customers as partners in demand-side management initiatives.
  • Learning about successful strategies and approaches for engaging customers in energy conservation and demand response.
  • Exploring innovative approaches to incentivising customer participation, such as rebate programs, time-of-use pricing, and gamification. 

15:30

Keynote: Cross-border power trade and GCC electricity market projects


15:45

Fireside chat: Fostering dynamic PPP to promote infrastructure development


16:05

Networking session


16:45

Harnessing digitalisation and smart grid technologies in Saudi Arabia


17:15

Grid digitalisation: Transforming infrastructure, enhancing management, and driving investment


17:45

Summary and closing remarks

10:20

Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremonies


10:25

Opening remarks by the Committee Chairperson


10:30

Fireside chat: Sustainable investment strategies and technological innovation


11:00

Keynote: From vision to reality: Building a secure and sustainable electricity grid


11:15

Funding opportunities to increase portfolio investments


11:30

Resilience and disaster preparedness


11:45

Networking break


12:30

Evolving trends in electrification: Global trade dynamics and economic implications


13:00

Keynote: The global trilemma and its impact on electricity markets


13:15

Geopolitical dynamics and energy security


13:30

Innovative energy solutions to foster collaboration, engage with stakeholders and contribute to positive social development


13:45

Keynote: Building a knowledge economy - emerging trends, innovation and R&D in power electricity systems


14:10

Empowering energy innovation: Entrepreneurship in the electricity industry 


14:35

Panel discussion: Empowering growth and cultivating talent to fuel the startups boom

  • Understand the critical factors that contribute to a thriving startup ecosystem, such as access to funding, mentorship programs, co-working spaces, and streamlined regulations
  • Gain insights into how to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that fosters creativity and risk-taking 
  • Learn about the existing startup communities, accelerators, and incubators that provide support, resources, and mentorship to help startups grow 

15:00

Building local content


15:25

Navigating the future of gas-to-power generation


15:45

Integrating the hydrogen value chain for project viability and bankability


16:10

Electricity system decentralisation and digitalisation


16:35

Panel discussion: EV adoption and its implication on the electricity grid

  • Examine investment opportunities in developing EV charging infrastructure 
  • Gain insights about the latest innovations available to enhance the consumers’ experience

17:20

Closing remarks by the conference chairperson